WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
NEARLY TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO TODAY…
Edition #66 (published on September 3, 1991) of the original printed edition of The Whistleblower (not the Newswire) was delivered to Persons of Consequence all over town. It was our “1991 Campaign Kickoff” Issue, and our Really Big Story was all about the Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and Northern Kentucky campaigns that would be beginning on Labor Day. Our Top Ten List listed the top ten things you could expect to see during the 1991 campaigns. Plus our Insider This Edition bulletin included the Market Prices for votes in Kentucky.
PAGE TWO with a message from the publisher, Charles Foster Kane warned about what to expect at the 1991 Elections. There were also messages from our friends at the Cincinnati Bar Association, Cincinnati Post, Hamilton County Republican Party, the Galvin Brothers on WCKY Radio, Mike Maloney, and the Channel 9 “I-Team.” PAGE THREE featured advertisements and announcements from Jeff Ruby; Landslide Charlie Luken; Judge Thomas Crush; Hamilton County Commissioners Chabot, Dowlin, and Beckwith; Mickey Esposito; Sleaze Cards for Tom Luken and Clean Gene Ruehlmann. There was also a promo for Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane’s appearance on a 55 WKRC Radio program. PAGE FOUR was for more announcements from the Ray Combs Comedy Connection, Marty and Joe, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office, Homosexual DemocRAT Richard L. Buchanan, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the President’s Prayer Club, and an extremely personal ad from Cincinnati City Manager Gerald Newfarmer.
PAGE FIVE featured still more advertisements and announcements from Dr. Ruth, the Free Grain Party, Newport Mayor Steve Goetz, members of the totally meaningless Covington Commission and Mayor Denny Bowman. Plus we had Cincinnati City Council Race At A Glance. See how many of those names you still remember.
And PAGE SIX included some excellent artwork on ads for Randy’s Hair Salon; CG&E; Citizens for a Mediocre Education; Karla Irvin, Buckwheat Blackwell, and Nick Vehr; the Kentucky Gubernatorial Race; the “Hand-Aid” Benefit for the Pee Wee Herman Defense Fund; Investment Opportunity at the Hamilton County Court House; and analyzing political campaigns from a loser’s perspectives by Jerry Springer.
It’s really hard to believe how good The Whistleblower was in those days.
You can download that entire edition HERE.